The client is the world’s largest manufacturer of automotive heat exchangers and air conditioning systems (HVACs) not owned or controlled by an automobile manufacturer. With over 50 subsidiaries operating in 23 countries, they supply their products throughout the globe. The APAC subsidiary which we engaged has a market share of 50% in the domestic automotive compressor market and 30% of overall A/C system sales in Malaysia.
To effectively meet the demands of the market while maintaining their high standards of quality, our client needed a solution that can enable the availability of the right parts while keeping the inventory holding costs in control.
Our implementation team visited the plant and understood the material planning and production processes, supplier lead times etc. The client had an existing ERP system (SAP HANA) and wanted a solution that can be cost-effective and without a steep learning curve. Axcend Lean Material Planning was just the right solution for them.
The team set up the pre-defined data template and using the bi-directional excel interface, our client was able to integrate ERP with Axcend LMP without any complexities. Moreover, Axcend LMP had a simple interface which can be used intuitively by any production and planning team member thus reducing the learning curve significantly and also de-risking our client from attrition and siloed knowledge.
With a powerful simulation engine that does multi-variate, hybrid simulations, Axcend LMP used the end user demand forecast & inventory levels to predict the right amount of material mix and allocation. The entire implementation took less than two months.
Axcend LMP’s ease of integration and use ensured the implementation was completed quickly and the customers were able to see tangible results in less than 6 months.